There’s a pretty beat up looking Farfisa OR 200 Amp on ebay thanks to patrick-reed-online located in Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. As of this posting, it’s only $25. If you’re handy at fixing things, it may be your chance to pick up a piece that doesn’t come around too often. This is from the time when amps for combo organs needed to get a lot louder to compete versus the original combo amps.
Check out this stellar old Farfisa Drum Machine video demo from your wonderful German friends at AnalogAudio1. Another one that I have never heard of. I bet this one never made it over to the states.
Playing around the Farfisa “Melodic Rhythmer” CER-60. It’s a very rare analogue drumbox from the seventies. Also known as “GOYA Melodic Rhythmer”. There are CANCEL tabs for several sounds: CYMBAL, CLAVES, COWBELL, BASSDRUM. With these tabs you can mute them.
This box has a funny design, it looks like a guitar amp. There is no speaker inside. It’s also perfect for your next prank with a guitar player 😉
Take a look at this rare Farfisa amp, the Farfisa 8 on ebay right now! I have never heard of this model, so tiny and cute! It looks full of features, and is quite a sexy looking little amp. Here’s the description from the seller:
This is an extremely rare Farfisa 8, 8 watt tube practice amp for guitar, ez81 rectifier, single el84 power tube, and two ecc83 preamp tubes, has volume, tone, and superb vibrato. Speakers are two 6″ Quam alnicos (not original). The amp has been totally gone through by one of Portland’s best tube techs, and has new filter caps. He also put in a new, custom wound, power transformer because the last one was non original and not a good match for this amp. The sound is a warm tube sound, fairly clean with single coils, more breakup with humbuckers. Just on its own, it is a fairly unremarkable amp, but once you put a boost in front of it, it becomes a wailing tone monster. I used a Zendrive with it and got great sounds. As I say, the vibrato is also very clear and cool. As you can see, there are some tears in the speaker cloth and some scuffs, but over all it looks quite good.
I’ve never seen this cute little guy. I assume the Farfisa Rhythm 10 Drum Machine was a result of the partnership with CMI, and very similar to the Maestro Drum Machines of the same era. It’s on ebay right now.
Farfisa Drummer Model 10, this is from the same company that made the organs. This seems to be overall clean shape, all the buttons work. It runs on 6 medium sized batteries and the footswitch is for momentary stop – when you release the button the drums continue. It has an attached guitar cord that goes from unit to amp.
Also an 1/4″ jack in the back with control…. I am not sure if this is additional input for an intrument or not. It has separate buttons for individual drum effects as well as tempo and volume control. It has several pre-set rhythms. This was very modern when it came out in the late 70’s early 80’s.
Take a look at this sweet orange goodness! The Farfisa Repeat/Volume pedal replicates the percussion feature that was on some of the VIP model organs. While not as big and meaty as a Hammond’s percussion, the repeat feature could be used to add a little clunk to your junk, or add a little hard tremolo action.
Be sure to visit this auction to buy it!
Take a look at this! A brand new monster Farfisa OR200 Amp and speaker set. The price is pretty steep, but this is a complete set up and is NOS!
The Gibson Sabre Reverb Amplifier was sold as the Farfisa Amp at the dawn of Farfisa’s presence in the United States. Since both Gibson and Farfisa were owned by CMI, the Chicago Musical Instrument company in Lincolnwood, Illinois, there were a lot of crossover. Just like the Gibson organs, and the later Cordovox organs (also a CMI brand) were very similar to Farfisa organs, the later Farfisa branded amps were most likely made by Gibson. Also, the Maestro effects were in there somewhere too.
This 50 watt amp boasted at 15″ speaker and a side mounted 14″ heavy duty mid range driver horn. This beast was designed to fill up the room with sound and help emulate a larger than life organ.
I can’t believe it. two Farfisa Sferasound pedals on ebay in as many weeks. The last one sold for about $185, I think I may bid on this one, but we’ll see where it goes. The super awesome seller has made a sweet video describing the full capabilities of this pedal. Let’s call it the quintesential informative video describing the Farfisa Sferasound Pedal.
Specially Designed & Engineered Amplifiers For Compact Electonic Organs
Sabre Reverb I
Specially designed for the modern Compact organs, this fully transistorized amplifier projects sound with more power and more bite than any other amplifier. Uniquely engineered, the Sanbre Reverb I is ideal for every Farfisa Compact organ.
- 50 watts power
- 14″ side-mounted heavy-duty mid-range driver horn
- 15″ heavy-duty front-mounted full range speaker
- True Reverberation with full control
- Dual input, single channel operation
- Precision volume control
- Separate bass and treble controls
- Durable grey vinyl covering
Farfisa BT 40
Straight from the Farfisa Compact organ electronic engineers, the BT 40 is for all combo work, featuring dual input operation to facilitate amplification of other instruments of the group.
- 40 watts power
- Extra sensitive 15″ speaker in special reflex enclosure
- Dual input single channel operation
- Precision volume control
- Full tone control
- Two position slide-switch for maximum treble boost
- Illuminated control panel
- Durable black simulated leather covering
- Sturdy front supports with Easy-Roll wheels on rear
Cordovox CL-10 Leslie Tone Cabinet
A big new sound for your Farfisa organ is available with this sensational new Leslie Tone Cabinet. Your music will have that big console organ sound, with richer, fuller tones, spectacular and brilliant. The sound of a Compact organ will come alive as the whirling Leslie speaker amplifies and disperses sound – dramatic, deep lows, and brilliant, biting highs.
With the Footswitch you can play through your regular amplifier or the Leslie Tone Cabinet, selecting either the exciting, pulsating Leslie Tremolo or the majestic, rolling Chorus Reverberation.
- Rotating Leslie Speaker
- Footswitch cuts Leslie in or out
- Convenient top access controls
- Leslie Tremolo On-Off
- Choruse Reverberation On-Off
Compact Electronic Organs Swing With The Action – Wherever It Is!
What we have here is a very bad old picture of a set of bass pedals for a Farfisa Pro Duo. This set up is truly one on beauty for the organist who gets a volume pedal for each keyboard, a full set of bass pedals, and all of the controls for the bass pedal sounds in easy to use dials and switches. It comes complete in an incredibly rare fake wood housing.